Summary: 10 Reasons To Fear Not
Isaiah 43 v 1 - 7 10 Reasons To Fear Not Because Of :- I. Of Regulation 1 But now thus saith the LORD that "created thee", O Jacob, and he that "formed thee", O Israel, (a) The Timing But now (in spite of past judgments for Israel’s sins) Hebrews 8:12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. (b) The Teaching thus saith the LORD Here Is Authority, Authenticity, Malachi 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. & Ability. Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. (c) The Testing that "created thee", Exodus 16:4 Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no. Matthew 25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: II. Of Redemption "I have redeemed thee!" (v.1). 1 But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. (a) A Personal Redemption. Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, ie. It Was :-Planned By The Father, Purchased By The Son, & Proclaimed By Holy Spirit Isaiah 63:5 And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me. (b) A Particular Redemption. 1 Peter 1:18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: (c) A Powerful Redemption. (1) THE PURPOSE OF REDEMPTION from your vain conversation (2) THE PRICE OF REDEMPTION But with the precious blood of Christ (3) THE PARTICIPANTS OF REDEMPTION Forasmuch as ye know ie. Sinners Saved By Grace. Saved From :- (a) THE VANITY OF LIFE: (b) THE MASTERY OF SIN:
(c) THE CERTAINTY OF JUDGEMENT: "I have redeemed thee!" By the Price of my Blood! By the Power of my Grace!
III. Of Reception "I have called thee by thy name! (v. 1). There is a General Call. Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. There is a Personnal Call Saul - Acts 9:4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? "I have called thee." Zacchaeus - Luke 19:5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.- Lazarus - John 11:43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. Reception ie. Not Only Have we Received Him, But He Has Received Us John 1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: IV. Of Regeneration "Thou art mine!" (v. 1). A. We are His Property! 1 Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.